Gloria is a strong, inspiring lady who has dedicated her life to serving her family, raising and homeschooling her three kids, being a stay at home mom and working SO hard despite her illness and limitations.
In the last year, Gloria had reached a point where she really needed some help because her symptoms were worsening drastically. After careful study, she made a tough choice to visit an autoimmune specialist who did extensive (and expensive!) testing and discovered some crucial issues such as Epstein-Barr virus, bacterial infections, etc. which were affecting the RA.
After changing her medications, adding supplements, and altering diet as prescribed by the specialist, Gloria is seeing improvements in her condition. Thank God!
This last month, Gloria finally went to see an orthopedic doctor to discuss the excruciating pain in her right elbow that was hindering her from using her right arm and hand. The doctor did not recommend a full elbow replacement, as they only last ten years! But she had a solution in the form of removing the head of the radial bone to cease the grinding of bone-on-bone. The doctor also determined that she could do a 'two-for-one' and fix Gloria's pinky finger that she had been unable to move for some time.
Gloria had the surgery on August 8th, and it immediately alleviated the extreme pain in her elbow. Her recovery is moving along well! When the doctor operated on her hand, she discovered that not only had the pinky tendon frayed down to a shred due to an enormous bone spur in Gloria's wrist, but that if this had been left unchecked, would have frayed her other tendons and she would have lost complete use of all the fingers on her right hand!
Because Gloria has had RA for so long, she is basically uninsurable due to the pre-existing condition. All of the burden of her medical expenses has been laid at our door.
The expenses are beyond what we can handle.
Even though this has been a hard road, the Lord has been with us each step of the way and always provided what we needed. We have complete faith that He will do it again and continue to supply our needs.
It is SO not easy to ask, but if you feel so led to give... we would be so honored and blessed and appreciate it beyond words.
~The Erickson Family
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